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Joe Delaney

25 years ago today, Kansas City Chiefs running back Joe Delaney died, attempting to save two boys who were drowning.  He was 24 years old.

When I learned that SI was making its old print articles available online, the first one I looked up was this piece by Frank Deford, on the life, and passing, of Delaney.

Most of you who are younger than me probably have never heard of Delaney, but I'd encourage you to take a couple of minutes and read the Deford article, which made a big impact on me when I first read it back in 1983, and check out Arrowhead Pride's post today...